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Book Review: Backyard Dragons

Backyard Dragons by Lee French
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claire is fighting to become the Spirit Knight she knows she is, but between the minor gender problem and her sprite turning out to be a dragon who has a family that needs rescuing, she has an awful lot to learn. When her mentor and adoptive dad, Justin, has his own battles to fight she ventures out, and learns that sometimes people get hurt if they don’t know what they are doing.

Book 2 in the Spirit Knights series follows Claire as she struggles to gain her footing in a very unfamiliar world. It’s a great urban fantasy novel that tends YA but still pulls in a broader fantasy audience. I really enjoyed how Claire groped her way through as her mentor leaves her hanging; Justin was written as a complex character and I thought it was really critical to the overall plot development that he gain some depth to show how dangerous the world of the Spirit Knight is. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series, especially as Claire grow…

Last Day to Get the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016

Since the deadline to get The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (2016 Edition) is TODAY, I’m getting SO many questions about it!

Lots of people are asking for a comprehensive list of everything that’s included in the bundle, and I can understand why: it’s hard to keep up with everything I’ve been telling you about!

So here’s everything you get when you buy The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle:
A comprehensive collection of 83 eBooks and eCourses covering almost everything you could want to know on how to keep yourself and your family in the best of health, including how to… use essential oils and natural remedies, cook real food your family will love, breathe new life into your exercise habits, raise exceptionally healthy kids in an unhealthy world, and so much more…A unique Getting Started Guide to help you pinpoint exactly which resources are right for you right now, so you can take action immediately.Over $250 worth of incredible (and mostly physical) bonus offers from healthy living co…

Book Review: Keepers of the Deep

Keepers of The Deep by R.C. Heydn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nikko has heard the stories about the strange, child snatching bird, but when he becomes one of Torpah’s victims he is plunged into a world he never knew existed. This world is populated entirely by children, with a conflict between the Leaf Children and the Drongs escalating to a dangerous point. Can Nikko help rescue the kidnapped Leafie leader from the dangerous Drongs in their mysterious tunnel dwelling? Or will he become another victim of the tunnel’s secrets?

Keepers of the Deep was a fascinating journey both into a little boy’s imagination and an alternate fantasy reality that does keep you guessing right up to the very end. I really enjoyed the story and the Lord of the Flies type characters, with a little supernatural twist here and there. Unfortunately, all the typos were really distracting, particularly the wrong words. It was clear what the author intended to write and that it was just a mispell or autocorrect erro…

What's In the Bundle?

So yesterday the bundle launched, but it's a bit overwhelming. How on earth can you wade through all the material? It's kind of like trying to figure out how to actually live healthy.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by healthy living?

It’s not that you don’t understand or agree with why it matters. You’re sold on the merits of eating whole foods, raising healthier kids, avoiding toxins and chemicals, getting fit, and using alternative remedies.

But sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to say than to actually do, right? Believe me, I’ve had the same struggles and questions as you. What on earth do you eat (and especially, what do you feed your kids)? How do you afford to buy healthier products? And where do you find the time to make and do all this stuff?

I know what it’s like to feel that healthy living shouldn’t be this hard, and it shouldn’t have to cost so much, either! Don’t you ever wish someone would just tell you exactly what you need to know and how to make these changes…

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016!

You guys know I love my ebook bundles. This one is a big one for me, because I'm always looking for easy ways to improve my family's health, and this is one of those ways. But, because people are into media, instead of a long post first thing in the morning, check out this video instead :)

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Book Review: Edwin's Reflection

Edwin's Reflection by Ray Deeg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tom Hartger is a successful business owner, but he can’t quite shake the feeling that he is missing something in his life, something he is supposed to accomplish. Randall Evans has the same feeling, but is a low level cog in the FBI and knows he is supposed to carry on his grandfather’s legacy, whatever that is. When both men come across the remainder of an estate available because a crazy old man took his own life next to a bizarre machine, their lives along with several others who have also been receiving the mysterious, unsigned letters from the past will determine the fate of humanity’s next evolutionary jump.

Edwin’s Reflection is a brilliantly spun, if inherently technical, love story that gave my nerdy heart all sorts of warm fuzzies. I realize it is supposed to be more of a scientific thriller, but I was floored by the language of love underlying everything about the nature of the story, the machine, the humanity. It b…

Book Review: The Confliction

The Confliction by M.R. Mathias
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is no getting out of it, the Confliction is coming and it will require all 5 Dragoneers to defeat the Sarax and their seemingly undefeatable leader, who is more powerful than anyone ever anticipated.

While I really enjoyed the suspense of this story, particularly given the powerful enemy who seemed to have an endless supply of maguffins, I really felt like this trilogy was not actually wrapped up. There is more to the story coming, but I think perhaps a series is in order, rather than trilogy, perhaps even starting with Clover’s story. All of the Dragoneers seemed far too immature at the end, particularly given their circumstances, so it seems there is far more beneath the surface than this somewhat short wrap up suggests. I also would really like to see more of the dragons, as it felt like they were a bit of an accessory to this story. Still I like the universe as it’s been revealed and hope to see more dragony books in t…

Book Review: Cold Hearted Son of a Witch

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch by M.R. Mathias
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zah and Ricky have to find the magic mushrooms or Prince Richard will die. While they are on their quest Jenka and Jade must safely escort the King’s Rangers, but the map they find on their journey will lead them to the temple of Dou, and a revelation of a new threat that could be the one they cannot defeat.

Son of a Witch is book 2 of the Dragoneers Saga and in typical Mathias fashion picks up right where book 2 left off. Mathias works in characters from previous books and even novellas or prequel series to wind the story along in a blossoming fantasy universe. While this certainly is the “bridge” of the trilogy, it doesn’t lack for action or plot, and does a great job of what middle books are supposed to do - character development. I really enjoyed the maturation and the revelations behind several of the main characters, as well as the villains. Looking forward to the final book!

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